Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:04:26 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have placed 1B Justin Morneau (neck) on the 15-day disabled list because of a neck strain.
Fantasy Tip: Charlie Culberson could receive most of the playing time at first base while Morneau is out, but he should only be considered as an option by owners in NL-only leagues.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:16:17 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (neck) will not play Saturday, July 19, because of a stiff neck. OF Charlie Culberson will start at first base.
Fantasy Tip: Consider Morneau day-to-day at this point, and remove him from your daily lineups.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:11:05 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau is on the bench Friday, July 18, in favor of OF Charlie Culberson at first base.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies are facing a left-handed pitcher Friday night, which is likely responsible for the change. Remove Morneau from your daily lineups.
Sat, 24 May 2014 10:17:25 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Colorado Rockies have placed 3B Nolan Arenado (finger) on the 15-day disabled list because of a mallet fracture in his left middle finger. He will wear a splint on the finger until he meets with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Graham Friday, May 30. In a corresponding move, INF Josh Rutledge was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Rutledge, DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Culberson are all possibilities to see time at the hot corner for Colorado in Arenado's absence. Culberson, normally an outfielder, played the final seven innings at third base Friday after Arenado exited the game.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:49:15 -0700
The Colorado Rockies are placing OF Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list and are bringing up OF Charlie Culberson in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies have options to replace Cuddyer in right field in Culberson, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs. Expect Dickerson to benefit the most, but the at-bats probably won't be consistent enough for mixed leaguers.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:52:26 -0700
Confirming a previous report, the Colorado Rockies have activated SP Tyler Chatwood (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list, so that he can start against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 13. In a corresponding move, OF Charlie Culberson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:34:21 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Culberson is considered the only backup infielder on the roster, although manager Walt Weiss noted that C Jordan Pacheco has played third base, first and second; OF Michael Cuddyer is also the backup first baseman, and he has played second and third in the majors.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:54:52 -0800
Colorado Rockies minor league manager Glenallen Hill pointed out that 2B Josh Rutledge is more successful at the plate when he hits with his hands lower during their time working together in 2013. "He came up to me and told me when I was hitting well, my hands were lower," Rutledge said. "I started to feel better after that. Glenallen helped me a lot, and gave me at-bats and a chance to have success." Rutledge will compete with OF Charlie Culberson and SS Paul Janish for roster spots this spring.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 19:38:18 -0800
The Colorado Rockies want 2B Josh Rutledge and OF Charlie Culberson to compete for a utility job following the trade of INF Jonathan Herrera to the Boston Red Sox.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:08:30 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is considering several options to fill the vacant leadoff spot, including OF Carlos Gonzalez. OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are also considered top candidates for the top spot in the order. 2B DJ LeMahieu, 2B Josh Rutledge, OF Brandon Barnes and OF Charlie Culberson are also others who could earn leadoff opportunities. Weiss said Friday, Dec. 6, that he is not ruling out other options.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez moving to the leadoff spot would mean a dip in his RBI numbers, but also an increase in his runs scored, and perhaps stolen base totals. Either way, he will be a stud fantasy option again in 2014.